1.27.2009

Prom dress or Grandma's Frilly Shower Curtain?



Any of you got an uglier dress to show than this "slightly"-over-done creation, I wore for my 11th grade prom? C'mon! I showed my fashion nightmare. Show me yours!

Ladies, consider yourself tagged! Gents, if you've got any old prom photos, we'd love to see 'em.

29 comments:

sassy said...

I wish I did have something to show but I didn't go to prom !

That photo is priceless... I think it's safe to say you didn't do a lot of slow dancing in that dress, eh?

Diane Mandy said...

Danced I most certainly did. It was getting into my date's car which was the real problem. Stuffing that hoop skirt in was no small feat.

Ron said...

OMG, Diane...I'm laughing MY ASS OFF AT THIS!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

How FABULOUS!!!!

It looks like something from Gone with the Wind!

Scarlett O'Hara eat your heart out!

It's funny, because I was just looking through some old prom photo's I had stashed in a box. You've given me a GREAT idea for a post!!

So stay tuned!!!

Thanks for the wonderful laugh, dear lady - great post!
X

Diane Mandy said...

Ron - I felt like a proper southern bell, as any Virginia girl would have for sure. Still, now I only wish I had followed Miss Scarlet's advice and worn it tomorrow. "Because tomorrow is another day," after all.

I'll be looking forward to your post!

meno said...

"As Gawd is mah witness, ah will nevah wear curtains agin!"

Cracked me up. I wish i had a picture to show you, but i never went to a prom. My boy replellent didn't wear off until later.

Simple Answer said...

WOW!

Sue Jacquette said...

Wow! Are you serious? A hoop skirt!?!? I just can't believe how fun that picture is!

Sizzle said...

I hate to say this because I do not mean to rub it in but I have never in all my years ever worn something that looked like that.

Hilly said...

Oh mah word, dahlin....you look like a proper southern belle!

I will dig mine out and post it soon!

Diane Mandy said...

Siz - No offense taken! It was a BBAADD choice. I see that now.

Hilly - Yey! Can't wait!

V-Grrrl said...

Diane, you look like a character that would appear in Cinderella's castle at Disney. All the little girls would want to have their photos taken from you.

I, however, have an equally ugly prom dress--borrowed from a track teammate in high school, home made and sporting the ruffles and lace that kept cropping up in the late 70s. Here's the link--you have to scroll down.

http://v-grrrl.squarespace.com/the-art-of-life/2008/8/16/story-of-a-grrrl.html

Shelly said...

Oooo...I wish I knew where my picture was, think light blue tie-dye halter dress...yiiikes. It was also the worst date ever - so pathetic it's kinda funny.

Shelly said...

Whoopsie - sent too fast...I gotta know, when you slow-danced...did the hoop flip up in the back? Hmmmmm.

Cheryl said...

Is that a hoop skirt I detect?

I got nothing to top that, lady.

Diane Mandy said...

V-grrrl - You made me feel a WHOLE lot better. But even in that dress, you still looked cute. :-)

American in Norway said...

OMG..Hoop there it is..Hoop there it is...
Love to ease your pain & post something worse...but I don't have anything...

AmyD said...

HEE! LOVE IT! OK, you've motivated me. I'll come up with something to compare...I think I have just the thing! :o)~

Dan-E said...

it wasn't a prom thing but that dress is almost as bad as my 'i love the 80s, flock of seagulls hairdo.' luckily, i don't have any photos.

Arjewtino said...

I think you look great.

Then again, I think more people should tuck their shirts into their underwear, so what do I know?

patches said...

for my prom I dressed like a hooker, but my sister did the hoop skirts two years in a row.

Claire said...

That. Dress. Is. Amazing.

Cxx

Liza S. said...

I can't say I have any embarrassing dresses to show because I refused to wear dresses until my 12th grade prom!

But that dress is classic :D

Rachel said...

GOOD GRACIOUS!

That takes the cake (literally) over any prom dress photos I've ever seen.

kenju said...

That's really funny, Diane. I once wore a hoop skirt to school in 7th grade. Big mistake.

I was dating a guy 2 years older than I, so we never got to go to the prom together. No photos - plus I was never a bridesmaid. Poor me.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I have a pic of my prom but I'd have to say your dress wins hands down! I'll e-mail it to you though!

A Touch of Dutch said...

I would, if I could find the photos! I had big hair & a poofy #. Something which resembles a bridesmaid's worst nightmare..

Thanks for sharing this! :-)

Raymonty said...

BlogoMan reminds me of myself when I was young, but I had more hair, Ha,Ha! . . . . . . Who is 'BLOGOMAN'?

evercurious said...

oh Diane.... that just made me day. Everyone has already said what I wanted to say about gone with the wind and the fact that it's a hoop skirt. Oh well. Thanks for posting this!

Jill said...

All of my photo albums prior to when I started dating my husband are in storage.

While I will say that your dress takes the ugly-cake, my poofy bangs and hair top yours. If I ever find a photo, I'll gladly send it over!